to forget our friends up there in canada, they are likely to see a landfalling tropical storm about 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. the bottom line is a glancing blow from a storm that once was a beast and now barely a hurricane. >>> a short time ago, officials lifted the evacuation order for dare county, north carolina, it was enough to cause flooding and power outages to thousands of people. considering that earl was a category 4 storm just yesterday, north carolina's governor says it could have been much worse. 12k >> we dodged a bullet, purely and simply, north carolina has dodged a bullet and we are glad that storm is out of our state. happy labor day weekend, it will be for north carolina. >> ron mott joins us from kill devil hills, ron, how is it looking out there. >> reporter: from a category 4 to a category 1. i can see just to our south here that there are some blue skies headed our way, and by about 3:00 or 4:00 eastern time, we're expected to be mostly sunny with temperatures rising rapidly back into the 90s here, it's going to be a great weather weekend for the labor day holiday.